A Jiajing-marked blue and white ewer of this shape with similar dragon and pearl decoration in the Ashmolean Museum is illustrated by D. Lion-Goldschmidt, Ming Ceramics, New York, 1978, p. 142, pl. 122. Another very similar Jiajing-marked example was sold Sotheby's, New York, 26-27 September 1978, lot 54. A Jiajing-marked ewer of this shape but with decoration of boys at play within the peach-shaped panel is illustrated in the Special Exhibition Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo, 1976, no. 129.